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Dec 14, 2009
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Where you can no longer talk crap about other teams if you've aged out? I'm sick of seeing all these Fb statuses in regards to SE, F5, and SS talking smack and calling each other out.. It's..

1. A sport
2. These are teams made up of High School aged kids
3. You're adults... ACT like one
4. And therefore, you're not acting as role models... which you need to be.. especially since some of ya'll consider yourselves "coaches"

Yes talking smack does happen in all sports, but lets not try and contribute to the cattiness associated with sport, furthering the trials we encounter when trying to prove ourselves as a sport. Let's try and be classy on Fb, especially since most people in the industry are still minors, and some are still on the teams you're talking about..
 
i usually try to keep it light on here but i have been extremely disturbed with several comments made recently in regards to f5. twisters is a very diverse program and we do have a significant amount of black athletes, especially compared to other programs around the country. so when the term "ghetto" is thrown around loosely and "jokingly", when it is not merited, i have some issues. no song in the mix besides "take it to the house" is a hip hop song and even still the beat was sampled from kc and the sunshine band. so when the term ghetto is used, whether you mean it or not, it comes off as very ignorant and almost racist. black is not synonymous with ghetto and because we have black athletes and have music that is heavily influenced by black artists we are now ghetto? we all have our opinions but we have got to be more mindful of the things that we say. they come off as rude and hurtful. let's keep it about the sport and focus on that.
 
i usually try to keep it light on here but i have been extremely disturbed with several comments made recently in regards to f5. twisters is a very diverse program and we do have a significant amount of black athletes, especially compared to other programs around the country. so when the term "ghetto" is thrown around loosely and "jokingly", when it is not merited, i have some issues. no song in the mix besides "take it to the house" is a hip hop song and even still the beat was sampled from kc and the sunshine band. so when the term ghetto is used, whether you mean it or not, it comes off as very ignorant and almost racist. black is not synonymous with ghetto and because we have black athletes and have music that is heavily influenced by black artists we are now ghetto? we all have our opinions but we have got to be more mindful of the things that we say. they come off as rude and hurtful. let's keep it about the sport and focus on that.
I love their dance song choice...If you wanna dance, then that's how you do it, with a good song!
P.S. my father is a program director and operations manager for a very popular hip hop station here and he's 60 and white (yes, he actually programs the music, old school style..but w/modern hip hop) ;)
 
As much as I want to agree with you, I live in the heart of the SEC where college football runs peoples lives. The older the alumni, the worse the smack talk lol. Unfortunately in cheer we are dealing with mostly teens, not college athletes, and common sense would tell us that teens are still minors and the smack talk should be minimized while these young, very impressionable kids are still being shaped and molded into smack talking adults :D.
 
Is the problem on here or more on Twitter/Facebook?​
Things can get heated with opinion on here on whether they like something or not, but there is a line I try to keep from not crossing.​
 
@blunchin - I know on other boards previous to this one that same topic has come up - a few times about F5 but mostly other gyms with predominantly African American athletes. Sad to say but some people of all races unfortunately while perhaps not truly racist use racially insensitive and incendiary language and then have no idea why those they are referring to get upset. There are many people who flippantly use the words ghetto and hood have no clue what that experience really is, only what they hear in their music and watch on their music videos. While the old saying is true - "it don't matter what they call you, it matters what you answer to" is true, that does not give people the right to call you whatever they want and then get upset that you choose to defend yourself against what they said. Which IMO is the sad state where we are in general as a society.

One of the things I love about cheer is that you can have a team/program with a multiplicity of diverse backgrounds, economic abilities, and experiences come together as one, work as one, take it to the mat as one, leave you breathless as one, win, lose or tie as one - and win Worlds as one. Twisters is an amazing program and F5 is an amazing team. They did what some said couldn't be done. Now go do it again.;)
 
Anyone that can spend thousands of dollars a year on cheerleading is not "ghetto".


Not. true.


But as for the OP I agree. Some of the things I see on Facebook and Twitter absolutely astonish me. Adults talking about minors like that? Really??? But I definitely do not think it's much of a problem on here - on the rare occasions when it is a problem it seems to get "handled" quite quickly and effectively.

Do people really call F5 ghetto??? I've never seen/heard that thank God. I think I'd flip. :starwars:
 
Just-a-Mom said:
Not. true.

But as for the OP I agree. Some of the things I see on Facebook and Twitter absolutely astonish me. Adults talking about minors like that? Really??? But I definitely do not think it's much of a problem on here - on the rare occasions when it is a problem it seems to get "handled" quite quickly and effectively.

Do people really call F5 ghetto??? I've never seen/heard that thank God. I think I'd flip. :starwars:

Unfortunately on Twitter they have been called ghetto and the "N" word because of the teams diversity it's really sad.
 
Ehh.."ghetto" has nothing to do w/ how much money a person makes/spends. So that isn't true.

The way people talk or use words like that is just a reflection on the ignorant parents that raised them.
Actually the definition for ghetto is a lower income community or dangerous community. Ghetto really has nothing to do with how someone behaves. Unfortunately modern ignorance has twisted (no pun intended) the meaning.
 
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